Fancy injecting your week with a dose of culture, fashion and Frida Kahlo? We thought so…
Frida Kahlo has long been remembered for her vocal feminism, powerful art and signature look. But when London’s Victoria & Albert Museum announced it would be creating a retrospective exhibition on her style last year, it started a special kind of buzz that has continued to sweep through communities of women ever since.
From art history buffs to those just keen to know more about her extraordinary life, women in London and all around the country have been talking about Kahlo and looking for ways to feel more connected to her story, which has prompted a string of complimentary events.
Whether you’ve managed to get tickets to the exhibition or not, one celebration you won’t want to miss is the evening of food, fashion, art, history and music being put on by the chic Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, all inspired by the woman herself.
Frida’s Feast is part of an ongoing series of monthly events being held by the hotel called Breaking Bread. Each one takes a different theme and aims to “serve up a feast for the mind and body” with a multi-sensory menu of food, music and discussion.
This month’s Mexican-inspired gathering will be held on the 17 July at 7pm, up on the hotel’s stylish roof terrace. This location couldn’t be more perfect considering this heatwave could have you believing you were in Kahlo’s hometown, and it of course means delightful panoramic views of the city.
The event’s organisers say the night is designed to coincide with the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition and will celebrate her life through a multi-sensory evening and six culinary moments.
The evening will include a sit-down dinner created by Ace Hotel Executive Chef, Matthew Marshall, set to the soundtrack of her favourite songs sung live by Maeve Bluebell Wells and her band Casca.
Hosted by anthropologist and food artist, Caroline Hobkinson and The POP, there will be a whole host of exciting things to get involved with, from insights by fashion historians and watermelon-flavoured candy fluff by Sweet Mother Fluffer modelled on her still life paintings.
Cult nail art salon, Shoreditch Nails, will also be there doing Frida-inspired manicures which sounds like a reason in itself to go, and there will be additional guests speakers being unveiled on the night as a surprise.
Tickets are priced at £35 and can be bought via Eventbrite here.
If you’re looking to up your culture points and learn more about this iconic figure in art and feminism, this could be the perfect way for you and your best friends to spend a Tuesday night.
Images: Getty / Ace Hotel